March 11th, 2012



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A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir.

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 4.0/10 (497 voted)

Director: Michael A. Nickles

Stars: Christian Slater, Ambyr Childers, Toby Hemingway

When a group of high school students dig into their town's infamous past they unwittingly unlock an Evil that corrupts and destroys them. Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, it closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town's deepest, darkest secret.

Johnny Pacar - Julian
Toby Hemingway - Quinn
Ambyr Childers - Riley
Jennifer Missoni - Deedee
Jonathan Keltz - Nate
Alessandra Torresani - Brianna
Christian Slater - Frank Lyons
Luke Bonczyk - Harlan Diehl
Kevin Bouwkamp - Guy by pool
Matt Braaten - Detective
Dorien Davies - Ms. Milton
Chelsi DeGennaro - Student
Melanie Fawn - Partier
Abe Larkin - Student
Benjamin Michael Marsh - Student

Taglines: Picture. Evil.


Official Website: Official site | Official site |

Release Date: 9 March 2012

Filming Locations: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $7,500,000 (estimated)

User Review

Playback will never hit Theaters

Rating: 5/10

I was not expecting much but the coming to theaters March 3rd post gave me some hope and I also thought it would be kind of like "The Ring", but this is just another STV ball of crap. The acting was harsh and the characters were so random and extremely hard to care for. Half the time I could barely even recognize who was getting offed so the empathy scale is a 0. So many questions are left unanswered and plot points unexplained. The adding of Christian Slater's character just cheapened the entire film, when is the last time one of his movies hit the big screen? I really usually love & enjoy horror/thrillers but this one seemed really forced with very little thought in the direction area. Of course the ending is just another cheap horror cliché, with their intent for a sequel already primed I'm sure. If you have nothing to do go for it , but I warned you. This is a VERY generous 5/10

Just to be fair, movies I watch on the net I add a extra point to just to put things in the right prospective.


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